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Title      36
Chapter     66A  
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Title 36, Chapter 66A, Section 1 (36-66A-1)

As used in this chapter, the term:

(1) "Development rights" means the maximum development that would be allowed on the sending property under any general or specific plan and local zoning ordinance of a municipality or county in effect on the date the municipality or county adopts an ordinance pursuant to this chapter. Development rights may be calculated and allocated in accordance with factors including dwelling units, area, floor area, floor area ration, height limitations, traffic generation, or any other criteria that will quantify a value for the development rights in a manner that will carry out the objectives of this Code section.

(2) "Person" means any natural person, corporation, partnership, trust, foundation, nonprofit agency, or other legal entity.

(3) "Receiving area" means an area identified by an ordinance as an area authorized to receive development rights transferred from a sending area.

(4) "Receiving property" means a lot or parcel within which development rights are increased pursuant to a transfer of development rights. Receiving property shall be appropriate and suitable for development and shall be sufficient to accommodate the transferable development rights of the sending property without substantial adverse environmental, economic, or social impact to the receiving property or to neighboring property.

(5) "Sending area" means an area identified by an ordinance as an area from which development rights are authorized to be transferred to a receiving area.

(6) "Sending property" means a lot or parcel with special characteristics, including farm land; woodland; desert land; mountain land; a flood plain; natural habitats; recreation areas or parkland, including golf course areas; or land that has unique aesthetic, architectural, or historic value that a municipality or county desires to protect from future development.

(7) "Transfer of development rights" means the process by which development rights from a sending property are affixed to one or more receiving properties.

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